dnicolaescu (1517) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2015 No. 53697. Hazy amber, tan head. Super intense and complex - dried fruit with oxidation sherry notes that balance the big sweetness, a touch of warming alcohol. Silky smooth mouth-feel. World class.
Satyroneto (263) - BRAZIL - JUL 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cor âmbar com tons rubi, translúcida e algum brilho; espuma marfim de média formação e média persistência com lacing regular.
Aroma complexo com notas doces de maçã, mel e toques de pêra; com o aumento da temperatura surgem notas de madeira e torrado e mais tardiamente notas de álcool.
Sabor também complexo com início doce de maçã e mel evoluindo para um final amargo elegante fazendo contraponto ao dulçor inicial; com a elevação da temperatura agrega-se ao sabor inicial notas de torrado e madeira; com maior elevação da temperatura surgem notas alcoólicas no final; retrogosto persistente de dulçor de maçã e amargor equilibrado, surgindo notas alcoólicas que aquecem a boca com a elevação da temperatura.
Cerveja extremamente equilibrada e imptessionante drinkability para uma cerveja que envelheceu por 15 anos.
Gary (1754) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml. No 55851. Drank from a goblet ; just had a vintage 99 ..Woah what a joy to be blessed with a larger ,more rocky beige foam head than i was anticipating . This beer head maybe symbolic of this beer still having some heart and soul . this is pretty awesome for a jaded old bottle . It drinks as rich as a millionaire . there are slices of robust booze covered malt that showcase age , complexity and the hands of time ...cherry , raisin, bread, mellow roast, cake , this is a beautiful vintage beer.
danlo (2016) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1pt 2.6 fl oz bottle. Bottle no. 55733. Pours a clear deep coppery golden amber colour with a creamy off-white foam head leaving lots of lacing. Nose is nutty, malts and toffee, raisins, sherry. Flavour of malt, caramel, sweet toffee, brown sugar, honey, milk chocolate, light roasted, earthy and nutty. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, sofy carbonation, lingering sweetish warm boozy earthy light bitter finish. Very drinkable, this bottle has aged well!
McNeillR (2023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky tea brown, thick looking body but little else. Varnish, sock sweat and Unwashed tea cups, damp cardboard. Nice mulched leaves, tinny malt and cheap wine. Scraped banana and chockeberry in there but nothing outright flavoursome. Old sweaty sock is mostly what I got throughout.
cgarvieuk (19021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... copper ... big tan head ... soft toffee fruit malt nose ... musty toffee fruit nose ... soft toffee ... soft fruits .. soft sweet toffee malts .. soft blackcurrent ... soft sweet fruit malts ...
allmyvinyl (7778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 55652 at Craigs. Pours hazy golden brown with a thin white head. Aromas of light caramel, nuts, sherry, light cardboard. Taste is marmalade, boozy, light toffee. Sweet finish.
Stuu666 (8342) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craigís. Pours hazy amber, nose is toffee, cardboard, light fruit, taste is dry, sugary, toffee.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was an unbelievable treat courtesy of Geoff Griggs, whom I owe a debt of thanks. Tasted at 14 years old and this beer has kept incredibly well in that time. It had perfect clarity and colour, a beautiful light mahogany with essentially nil head. The initial impression of the aroma was a slightly fungal one, maybe botrytis without being the least off-putting. There was muscatele grapes, some walnut woodiness, marzipan, mildew and Amontillado sherry. A fortified wine like flavour that encompassed all the aromas and a wet grain characteristic. Utterly remarkable as much for the remarkable company as a beer I shall always remember.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 ml bottle @ the Grand Vintage Tasting, Tampere. Thanks rosenbergh. Pours a copper amber colour with a small head. Aroma is rather sweet and malty with some orange marmalade, biscuit and some cellar. Flavour of biscuit, some red berries, toffee, orange marmalade, some earthiness, even some hops and cellar. Sweet finish. Medium bodied and surprisingly high carbonation for a beer thatís 14 years old. Vintage 1999 was so much better.